As our region has experienced the great trauma and tragedy of these last weeks, the silver lining has undoubtedly been the unification of our community. Strangers and friends came together to lend whatever they could offer to a cause greater than themselves.
This tendency to rise above our own needs to meet the needs of another is one of our highest human qualities. But is it an inherent nature of our souls or one which is learnt over time, aided by our own unique human experience?
In Class 2 we have been working on building this quality. Caring for our friends is not only a feeling, it is an action and a choice. We have been practicing compassionate and attentive listening to our peers, showing them our kindness and letting them know we care. We have been learning how to allow our friends to feel loved and heard. We have been learning how to express what we are feeling and move through our troubles without blaming and accusing others.
It is a long haul, but part of a lifelong journey to develop the social and emotional skills we all need, to be present and attentive human beings in our community and our world.
Class 2 Teacher